|Church Estate Almshouses||Richmond|
The Church Estate Almshouses were established in 1844 for men and women who were members of the C of E. The almshouses were built adjacent to Hickey's Almshouses, and residents were able to use hickey's Chapel. In 1968 two new blocks, each of 4 studio flats, were built on the bombed site of former tenanted property. The terrace of buildings face onto Sheen Road set back behind a garden with lawn, trees and flower borders. To the rear is a secret secluded garden created in the C21st, the work of one of the residents.
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/06/2009
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Richmond Church Charity Estate is probably the oldest charity in Richmond, thought to have been founded in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I by Thomas Owings who bequeathed land for the use of the poor of the parish, but it may date back as far as 1375 with an endowment provided by Merton Priory. In May 2004, the Church Estate Almshouses were transferred to Richmond Charities' Almshouses, and the Church Estate is now known as Richmond Church Charity Estate/
Richmond Charities' Almshouses notes, provided for Open Garden Squares Weekend, 2009